You're Invited: By Catalfo X TMB

 

We are so excited to announce our newest partnership with By Catalfo providing you babes with bridesmaid dresses and loungewear perfect for getting ready in on the morning of your big day!

To celebrate we will be hosting our launch event with By Catalfo; check out the details below!

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The Event

Join us for the launch of our partnership with By Catalfo! We will have stock of By Catalfo's bridesmaids gowns, loungewear and robes for you and your bridesmaids to try on! The designer, Sarah, will be here on Thursday, July 18 to do one-on-one consultations.

July 18 (12PM -8PM) - By Catalfo Designer Preview Event with one-on-one consultations with designer Sarah Catalfo. Appointments required; please call 519-822-0909 to book your appointment!

July 19 - 21 (10AM - 6PM) - Drop-in only to browse the pieces from the collection.There is no guarantee that there will be a change room to try on bridesmaids dresses Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If you are looking for a one-on-one appointment please book an appointment on Thursday, July 18.

Extra Details : To celebrate, we will be offering 10% off purchased of By Catalfo bridesmaid dresses, robes, and loungewear.

More about By Catalfo

By Catalfo is Ontario's newest 'go-to' label for bridal fashion, offering both custom made bridesmaid dresses and bridal getting-ready wear collections.

Designer Sarah Catalfo takes pride in offering her clients high quality and personable customer service. She prefers to work one-on-one with all of her clients to suit their needs, adding a personal touch to each experience.

In the past 11 years Sarah's work has been featured on; The red carpet of the Canadian Juno Awards and MMVA's, ET Canada, Flare.com, Breakfast Television, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Magnolia Rouge, Ruffled Blog and more.

 

O Canada!

 

We just love our Canadian designers!

Since the very start of TMB, it has been so important to us to support our local designers and to bring you babes the most beautiful dress and accessory designs from across Canada! That is why at TMB we proudly showcase 6 Canadian designers! 

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To celebrate our great country's birthday, we’re doing a
Canada Day Weekend Giveaway!

We are giving away a Canadian-made Atelier Elise Crystal Leaves Hair Vine (rose gold) OR a $200 TMB Gift Card - you get to choose your prize, pretty friendly of us, eh?!  

So, how do you enter? Book an Initial or Second Bridal Appointment June 28-30 and come try on some beautiful dresses!

Winner will be announced July 1, 2019 on Instagram. 

Looking to learn more about our talented Canadian designers? Here are the details on all of our Canadian designers and some of our favourite pieces:

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Anais Anette

These Ontario babes have helped put Canadian bridal fashion on the world stage with their jaw-dropping bridal gowns. Anais Anette gowns are alive with hand-stitched detailing, architectural precision and old world antiquity. We have 15 Anais Anette stunners waiting to be tried on by our TMB babes in the Dress Loft. 

TMB Favs: Annalise, Colette (with the Adelaide Overskirt), Millie 

Book your appointment!


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Atelier Elise

Located in Vancouver, BC, Atelier Elise designs couture bridal accessories for the romantic bride. At TMB we carry veils, headpieces and jewellery from the stunning Atelier Elise collections. 

TMB Favs: Delphine Circular Fingertip Veil, Crystal Leaves Hair Vine, Everthine Hair Vine

Book your appointment!


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Jackson + Grace

JACKSON + GRACE is a Toronto-based bridal collection by ANDFORLOVE Designs Inc. In their first season, the JACKSON + GRACE collection embraces the diversity between coastal and urban sensibilities with their contemporary romantic designs. We have 5 beautiful JACKSON + GRACE gowns in the TMB Dress Loft.

TMB Favs: Bowery, Tyler, Lynette

Book your appointment!


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Joanna Bisley 

Joanna designs and creates all her pieces with a  a small team in her home studio in northwest Calgary using such age old techniques as wire wrapping and silk knotting enabling her to create unique durable pieces. Joanna Bisley’s designs have a distinctively vintage and feminine aesthetic becoming a favourite with brides throughout Canada. 

TMB Favs: Trish Earrings, Peyton Earrings, Nina Drape Necklace

Book your appointment!


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Lavictoire

A Victoria-based bridal collection designed by Chassandre Lavictoire. Lavictoire dresses embody the opportunity to meld a lifetime of passion with the designers experience designing high-quality garments—creating adaptable, sustainable solutions for the challenges faced by modern brides. The TMB Dress Loft is home to 5 Lavictoire dresses.

TMB Favs: Solstice, Indigo, Bella 

Book your appointment!


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Olivia The Wolf

Based in Vancouver, Olivia The Wolf designs are inspired by nature, music and women. Olivia The Wolf pieces mix trends and techniques allowing for signature eclectic collections. At The Modern Bride, we carry beautiful headpieces and veils from the Olivia The Wolf collection. 

TMB Favs: Terra Veil, Rosalia Comb, Dakota Headpiece

Book your appointment!

 

Welcome to TMB: Savannah Miller

 

We are so excited for the newest addition to the TMB dress loft: Savannah Miller!

About the Designer

Incorporating both directional and timeless designs, Savannah Miller believes in celebrating elegance and individuality through thoughtful and unique designs for real, modern women.

Savannah Miler gowns incorporate vintage details for her styles as well as soft, romantic embroideries and bead-work that is inspired by nature.  All embroideries and bead-work are designed by Savannah, herself.

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Why TMB loves Savannah Miller

  • Modern, sleek, minimalistic

  • Daring and darling backs

  • Jumpsuit and tuxedo jacket

  • Draping, cowl details

Styles at TMB

  • Nancy

  • Blanche

  • Eve Jacket

  • Chloe

  • Lula

  • Eowyn

  • Elizabeth

  • Inca Cape

 
 

Interested in trying on one of these beauties from Savannah Miller?
Book your bridal appointment at The Modern Bride!

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2019/2020 TMB Trunk Show Calendar

 

It’s finally here!

We are so excited to announce the 2019/2020 dates for all the Trunk Shows coming to TMB!

Appointment times will fill up quickly, so book for your favourite designer today!

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Everything You Need To Know About Trunk Shows

 

Ok ladies, we are sure you've heard us chatting about Trunk Shows and kind of, sort of, wondered, "But, what exactly is a Trunk Show?” Don't worry, we've got all your Trunk Show FAQs answered below!

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What is a Trunk Show?

A Trunk Show is when a designer sends us their entire latest collection! We carry only select pieces from each designer's collection in the TMB Dress Loft, so a Trunk Show allows us to show all our TMB babes the full collection from the season!

Do all designers offer Trunk Shows?

Not all designers offer Trunk Shows and/or sometimes we aren't able to receive a trunk show from every designer; however, the majority of the designers in the TMB Dress Loft do! If we cannot offer a trunk show from one of our designers we will do a Spotlight weekend promoting and specializing in a particular designer. 

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How long are Trunk Shows?

Typically, Trunk Shows run for one weekend starting Thursday through to Sunday. In some special cases, we are able to extend the trunk show to two full weekends. 

When are Trunk Shows, typically?

Our Trunk Show season is twice a year; September - November and then again in January -March. This allows us to bring in the latest season's collections for our TMB babes. Having said that, we do have some exciting trunk shows scheduled in July and August! 

Is a Trunk Show a sale?
Not necessarily, although some designers do offer incentives such as 10% off dresses purchased during the Trunk Show. The purpose of the Trunk Show is to display all the dresses from a designer’s most recent collection, which differs from a Sample Sale when dresses are on sale.

How do I know when my favourite designer is having a Trunk Show at TMB and how can I book an appointment? 

We will be releasing the schedule for all our upcoming Trunk Shows and Spotlights for the remainder of 2019 and beginning of 2020 on June 7! You can book an appointment by calling TMB or by booking online.

How can I be the first to know about Trunk Shows at TMB?
Subscribe to our newsletter below for early access to the 2019-2020 Trunk Show calendar! Appointments fill up quickly so be sure to subscribe and book your appointment early!

Have more questions? Reach out to us at info@tmodernbride.com.

 

Subscribe to the TMB Newsletter

 
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Hey babes!

We have a lot of new and exciting things happening at TMB and we want to make sure you are the first to know about all the details and developments!

Subscribe to the TMB Newsletter and never miss out on the latest from TMB. Whether you’re already a TMB babe or a future TMB bridal babe, we have something for you! Here is a sneak peek at what you can expect to see when you join:

  • Access to our latest content and events; entrepreneur panels, wedding planning workshops, fashion shows

  • Exclusive deals on dresses and accessories, available to TMB Newsletter subscribers only

  • Updates on your favourite designers and new designers arriving in the TMB Dress Loft

Subscribe below to stay in the loop!

 

Welcome to TMB: LAVICTOIRE

 

We’re so excited to announce the newest addition to our TMB dress loft: LAVICTOIRE!

About the Designer

LAVICTOIRE is a Victoria-based bridal collection designed by Chassandre Lavictoire.

Lavictoire's founder and creative director, Chassandre Lavictoire, moved to Europe in her early twenties to pursue a career in fashion design. After designing for major brands in Paris, New York and Vancouver, she returned to Canada's west coast to start and run her own label.

It was while designing her own wedding dress that Chassandre decided to start Lavictoire. Inspired from a young age by turn-of-the-century aesthetics and the Arts and Crafts movement, she saw an opportunity to meld a lifetime of passion with her experience designing high-quality garments—creating adaptable, sustainable solutions for the challenges faced by modern brides.

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Why TMB Loves LAVICTOIRE

  • All pieces are designed by an amazing Canadian boss babe

  • They focus on simplicity, comfort, and the fine details

  • Every collection has a bit of everything for every bride

Styles at TMB:

  • Bella

  • Indigo

  • Mystic

  • Union

  • Solstice

 
 

Interested in trying on one of these beauties from LAVICTOIRE? Book your bridal appointment at The Modern Bride!

 

Top 3 Bridal Trends from NYC & Barcelona

 

April was a world-wind of month traveling from New York City to Barcelona to find the perfect dresses to add to our TMB Dress Loft! We purchased over 50 new gowns; some have already started to arrive and all of them will be here for you by August. We are also introducing two new designers to the TMB Dress Loft: Justin Alexander and Alena Leena. We couldn’t be more excited about our newest additions and we will give you all the details when they arrive!

To get you prepared for the beautiful show-stoppers coming to TMB, we put together a list of the top three trends we saw in NYC and Barcelona!

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Top 3 Trends from 2019 NYC Spring Bridal Market

  • Sparkles - There was absolutely no shortage of sparkles adorning gowns and accessories! Expect to see delicate sparkle embellishments on sleek silhouettes.

  • Tiered Skirts - An update to the A-line; tiered skirts were everywhere! The tiered skirt gives more movement, texture and volume to your look and well, we cannot wait to see you babes in them!

  • Billow Sleeves - At Market in Fall 2018 we saw bell sleeves all over and this season designers have once again stepped up their sleeve game and are giving us perfectly tailored billow sleeves that have our romantic bride hearts aflutter! Embellishments on the billow sleeves and structured cuffs are coming to TMB!

Now, Barcelona is a whole different bridal ballpark! Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week is the world’s biggest bridal fashion week bringing together hundreds of global bridal brands to show off their latest works of art. For perspective here, Pronovias displayed 200+ dresses that took us an entire day to walk through and see! Surprise to no one, we wanted them all! But, we successfully chose over 30 new styles from Pronovias and Atelier Pronovias that we know our brides will love!

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  • Black Accents - Brace yourselves ladies, black accents have popped up everywhere and we are here for it! Whether is it a lace detail or full ballgown, black is taking the bridal world by storm and you can absolutely expect to see the dark tone in the TMB Dress Loft!

  • Non-Traditional Lace - Designers are swapping traditional laces for non-traditional graphic details! This twist on tradition paves the way for unique, modern yet timeless gowns that we know our TMB babes are going to fall head over heels for.

  • Sleeves - Sleeves are here and they’re here to stay ladies! It doesn’t matter if you’re having a spring, summer, fall or winter wedding, there is a sleeve for you! Whether you want a romantic lace detailed sleeve or a opaque sleeve, Pronovias has delivered and we can’t wait to show you what we are bringing into the TMB Dress Loft!

All the new dresses are set to arrive by August! Appointment spaces will fill up quickly, so be sure to book your appointment today!